Sea Shells Still Life Happy Birthday

The beach is a relaxing, peaceful place to be.  I’ve never found such beautiful shells as show in Inkadinkado’s Sea Shells Still Life, but it makes a lovely, more masculine in nature birthday card.

I began by stamping the image on Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  I used the MISTI so that I could stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.  Next I ink blended the background using Ranger’s Mini Ink Blending Tool using Distress Ink: Fozzilized Amber, Brushed Cordurory, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.  To intensify the colors of the shells I used Copic Markers: R21, R22, R12; E30, E31, E33; E33, E35, E55; E47, E57, E59; BG000, BG01, BG02; G40, G43.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.

I die cut the focal image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stac

kable Rectangles and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the panel.  An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock, but when I placed the focal image on the cardbase everything blended together.  To help the focal image pop, a rectangle 1/8” larger than the focal image was cut from some blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I liked the look of the card much better and so it was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the focal image was adhered on top with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Inkadinkado Sea Shells Still Life
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Copic Markers: R21, R22, R12; E30, E31, E33; E33, E35, E55; E47, E57, E59; BG000, BG01, BG02; G40, G43

 

Penny Black Scented Beauty: Sparkle It’s Your Birthday

You can probably determine from the cards I have posted that I love Penny Black flower stamps.  They make beautiful cards and the open images are easy to color.  For this card I selected Scented Beauty and stamped it on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The raised outlines of the embossing powder make it very easy to control where the watercolor goes.

I made two cards with the stamp, watercoloring them with slightly different reds.  Both were stamped on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Tombo Dual Brush Markers were used to color the images.

For this card I only used one marker for each color.  I would add the marker color at the base of each petel where it would be the darkest and then using a Sakura Waterbrush Pen I would pull the color out to the tip of the petal.  For the leaves I added the color to the base of the leaf and the veins pulled the color out with the waterbrush pen.  Quick and simple to do.

The blue background was done by scribbling the blue marker on an acrylic block, adding water to lighten the intensity and carefully adding it to focal image.  The raised surface of the embossed lines helps you to keep the colors from running together.

Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped in the lower left of the card with VersaMark Ink.  It was then embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

As a final embellishment, Neat & Tangled Raspberry Mix Sequins were scattered around the focal image and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 249 Hunter Green, 491 Glacier Blue, and 856 Chinese Red
  • Neat & Tangled Raspberry Mix Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Big Shot

For this second card I used a little different hue of red and added the sentiment on a black banner.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Markers 177 Dark Jade, 228 Gray Green, 725 Rhodamine Red, 856 Chinese Red, 491 Glacier Blue
  • Sakura Waterbrush Pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

 

 

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: TODAY IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING YOU!

For this card I decided to do a more traditional watercoloring of Penny Black’s Full of Glee.  It is amazing how one stamp, used in many different ways, can create beautiful and unique cards for those we love.

It was stamped on Canson XL Water Color Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I was thinking of my sister Colette when choosing the Tombo Markers for the image.  Her favorite color is blue and so the following colors were used: 515 Light Blue, 555 Ultramarine, 528 Navy Blue, 553 Peacock Blue, 491 Glacier Blue, and 158 Dark Olive.  I watered down the lightest blue for a background color to the image.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped in the lower left corner with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.

When everything was complete dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Mix and Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool were adhered to the front of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

I love the look of the white focal image on the black cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 515 Light Blue, 555 Ultramarine, 528 Navy Blue, 553 Peacock Blue, 491 Glacier Blue, and 158 Dark Olive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Mix Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool and Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sizzix Bit Shot
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Penny Black Full of Glee: Watercolor Pearl Color Celebrate You

I loved the look of the FineTec Gold M600 Color Watercolor Pans on this image so much that I decided to create it again using Gansai Tambi Pearl Color Watercolor Pans.

My youngest sister’s birthday was coming up and her favorite color is blue and so I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I pulled out the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans and used the 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green pans to color the image.  It turned out beautiful.

I used the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to die cut the image.  To accentuate the gold embossing Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  I find this tape works best when working on the slick surface of mirror cardstock.

Neat & Tangled Celebrate was die cut with the mirror cardstock and an additional two times with scrapes of navy cardstock.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and You stamp set was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “celebrate” die cut was adhered just above with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were adhered to the card front with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Navy
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and You
  • Neat & Tangled Celebrate
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans: 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: FINETEC GOLD M600 WATERCOLOR HAPPY EVERYTHING

I recently watched Amy Rysavy color Simon Says Stamp’s Bouquet of Thanks with metallic, pearl watercolors.  I hadn’t yet receive that stamp set and so I looked through the ones I had and thought that Penny Black’s Full of Glee could be used in a similar manner to create a beautiful, shimmery card.  I love the way it turned out, so beautiful on black cardstock.

I stamped the image from Penny Black’s Full of Glee on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Then it was painted using FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans.  I think I used nearly every color available in the set, except Inka Gold.

Once it was complete dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangled of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the die cut focal image and adhered to the back with Zookwang Be Creative Tape.  A rectangle was die cut with the same Simon Says Stamp Rectangle out of Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets and adhered to the back of the panel.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Awesome dies and was cut with the same Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was cut agaoin from the same Darice Sticky Back Foam, but in hindsight I think it would have been better to cut it from black cardstock multiple times since you can see the white fun foam backing on the black.  The two dies cuts were adhered together and then Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back to adhered the sentiment to the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a finishing embellishment, Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Zookwang Be Creative Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Penny Black Full of Glee: Happy Birthday

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I recently purchased Penny Black’s Full of Glee.  This is a beautiful open stamp that is perfect for coloring with any medium.  For this card I chose to watercolor it using Tombo Markers.

I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange were used to color the image.

Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectange and then Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Ivory Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The Vellum strip was then adhered to the back of the focal image with Scotch Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold and Doodlebug Designs Tangerine Sequins were scatted on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Ivory Vellum from Stash
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold Sequins
  • Doodlebug Desgins Tangerine Sequins

Penny Black First Waltz: Bring on the Happy

This is the second card using Penny Black’s First Waltz stamp.  I love the way different colors can create a completely different feel to a card.  Pink has always been one of my favorite colors.

The Tombo Markers used were 725 Rhodamine Red, 755 Rubine Red, 177 Dark Jade, and 098 Avocado.  Ranger Distress Ink Broken China was used for the background wash.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and adhered to the front of the card with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins were scattered on the front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Penny Black First Waltz
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Tombo Markers 725 Rhodamine Red, 755 Rubine Red, 177 Dark Jade, and 098 Avocado
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins

Meow You Doin’ Happy Purrthday

My granddaughter Aurora is a cat lover and when I was in my local craft store recently I saw this stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Meow You Doin’ and thought it would make a cute birthday card.

Over the years I’ve watched both Gina K. and Yanna Smakula make their own backgrounds and decided to do the same with this card.  I stamped the cat image all over a piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock cut to 4 ¼”  x 5 ½” with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then filled in any open spaces with the other images from the stamp set.

I used Copic Markers to color the images and wanted each of the cats to have their own unique look and color.  The following colors were used:  C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15.

I die cut the patterned paper with the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Because Aurora’s favorite color is blue, I found a some light blue cardstock in my stash and cut a rectangle 1/8” larger than the patterned paper and adhered the two together using Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the blue rectangle and adhered to the back.  An A2 size cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the panel was adhered to the font with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A thin strip of the blue cardstock was cut for the sentiment , which is from the same stamp.  It was stamped with VersaFind Black Ink, along with a little paw print on the left.  Aurora’s favorite cat is black and so another cat was stamped and colored black and then die cut with the matching die and adhered to the right of the sentiment strip.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the strip and it was applied to the lower third of the card.

Love the way the card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Petite Plushies: Happy Birthday Bunny

While I had already made a couple of cards for Aurora’s birthday, she recently told me she had asked for a black bunny for her birthday and so I decided to make one more card to choose from using the bunny from the Clearly Besotted Petite Plushies stamp set.

I stamped the bunny all over a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I needed some other birthday images to fill in the open areas left after stamping the bunnies and so I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes for the balloons, Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday for the party hats, and Avery Elle Cake and Candles for the confetti and stamped them with Altenew Mountain Mist, Buttercream, Soft Lilac, Frosty Pink, Sea Glass inks.

I stamped one more bunny on a scrap of cardstock and then colored all the bunnies using Copic Markers W0, W1, W6, W7, W9, R20.  Once the color was done the black bunny was die cut using the matching die and the background was then die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stiched Rectangles.

I searched my scraps of paper to find some light turquoise cardstock, which is Aurora’s favorite color and cut it with my guilotine paper cutter 1/8” larger than the background paper and adhered them both together using Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was then cut 1/8” smaller than the blue rectangle and adhered to the back of the focal image.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of the turquoise cardstock and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  3M ½” The black cutout bunny was added to the left of the sentiment and then the strip with cut to fit across the card front.  Foam Tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip and behind the bunnies head an then it was adhered to the lower third of the card.

This is eventually the card that was given to Aurora and she loved it.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Clearly Besotted Petite Plushies
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes (Balloon)
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday (Hat)
  • Avery Elle Cake and Candles (Confetti)
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Copic Markers: W0, W1, W6, W7, W9, R20
  • Altenew Inks: Mountain Mist, Buttercream, Soft Lilac, Frosty Pink, Sea Glass
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • ½” 3M Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Floral Bliss: May All of Your Wishes Come True

I finally received the Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss stamp set and wanted to use it right away.  I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper in the upper left and lower right of the panel with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.

I decided to color the image using my Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 873 Coral, 636 Imperial Purple, 743 Hot Pink, 723 Pink, 443 Turquoise, 249 Hunter Green, 277 Dark Green, and 177 Dark Jade.  I didn’t water the colors down very much and they turned out very bright and colorful.  I watercolored the background of the images using Broken China Distress Ink.  I applied it to an acrylic block and spritzed it with water so that it was a light, pale color.  Once it was dry I cut down the images using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back to add dimension.

To focal image was then adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins were scattered around the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink Broken China
  • Tombo Markers 873 Coral, 636 Imperial Purple, 743 Hot Pink, 723 Pink, 443 Turquoise, 249 Hunter Green, 277 Dark Green, and 177 Dark Jade Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles